April 17, 2022

Guest column: Investing in a post-pandemic recovery agenda

Louisiana’s economy works best when it works for everyone – when all of us, regardless of family circumstances, have access to a safe and affordable place to live, a high-quality education and a good job that can support a family.

But the past two years have shown us, once again, that low-income families and communities of color often suffer the most when pandemics and natural disasters strike, and that the dream of an equitable economy where everyone has an equal shot at success remains elusive in a state with deep and entrenched poverty.… Read more...

March 15, 2022

A Recovery Agenda for Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature begins its annual session this week with more than $3 billion in extra cash on hand – money the state can use to build a more inclusive and equitable economic recovery after two years of pandemic and natural disasters. … Read more...

January 26, 2022

LBP updates district fact sheets

Every Louisiana resident, regardless of their race, wealth or ZIP code, deserves access to nutritious food, a quality, affordable education and the ability to see a doctor when they get sick. For families that have trouble affording these necessities, government safety-net programs can provide a helping hand and help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.  … Read more...

January 25, 2022

Budget is a good start, but more work is needed

Louisiana’s financial picture is the brightest it has been since the years following Hurricane Katrina. An unprecedented influx of dollars – both temporary and permanent – provides a generational opportunity to make long-overdue investments in Louisiana’s underserved communities and put our state on a path to a more equitable economy. … Read more...